If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you weren’t old enough to vote when the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers were struck down on September 11th, 2001. An event that caused a tectonic shift in US foreign policy and led to two US engagements in the Middle East (Iraq and Afghanistan) – followed by proxy wars in countries like Syria, Libya, Iraq.
It was a horrific day to be an American. Some of us were in high school, watching on television, wondering why school hadn’t been let out. The logic was that we don’t bend to the will of terrorism, rather, it bends to our will. Except if you look at the blood and treasure expended by the [...]